Weekend Wrap – 30th Nov/1st Dec

A tough round against a strong Midland-Guildford unit, in a fixture that featured flat tracks, large totals, dukes balls, lower order blitzes and open walled change-rooms.

The results were much more positive at the famous Kingsway Ladies Day, with both the Colts and the Roos T20 side putting on a clinic over Gosnells.

1st Grade  

Midland-Guildford 8/413 def. Wanneroo 329

First week, WDCC won the toss and had no real choice but to bowl first. Unfortunately it was the flattest of flat wickets – and Midland Guildford used it well to post a score over 400. The bowlers tried hard and the wickets were evenly spread with Chris Quelch, Rob Richards and G Singh taking 2 each.

Going out to bat in second week, the Roos started well. R Richards (69) and K Smith (32) batted well to take the score to 88 for 2 after 20 overs. This fell away just after lunch, with the roos losing 3 quick wickets. At 133 for 5 the Anthony Alberto Del Borrello show begin with G Dixon, posting a partnership of 132. G Dixon and Del Borrelo’s scored 89 and 63 respectively.  The Roos showed great fight chasing a mammoth total, the Roos boys all out for 329.

2nd Grade  

Wanneroo 175 & 1/45 def. by Midland-Guildford 280

The Scooby Doo’s took on Midland at Kingsway with groundsman Vinnie Clarke declaring it a “300 run day”. Evidently orchestrating a winning coin toss is much simpler than the afternoon tea, as skipper Dan “Just Bring Some Pizza Shapes” Sadic won the toss and elected to put runs on the board first. Early on it looked as if Vinnie’s prediction was spot on with Cam MacDonald (49) and Riley Holly (42) putting on an excellent first wicket stand of 88. Sadly, as has been a common occurrence this year in the McGoo’s, a batting collapse proceeded the brilliant start, leaving the home team rattled at 5-107. Chad “The Hangover” Hitchcock and Deon “Will He Say Something Today?” Billington steadied the ship for an hour or two with a crafty partnership of 60, before Chad was dismissed on 41.  The lower order appear to need A LOT of Noddy Henry underarms as they were all skittled in quick succession, leaving the side all out for 175 and with a mountain of work to do. The bowlers couldn’t manage to break through in the final session, with the lads from the Swan Valley 0-50 going into day two.

Day two saw tight bowling efforts from the openers, with a couple of close chances not going our way. Jordan Slattery (2-72) bowled well and finally broke through the openers, before Lachy “Bush Chook” Poulter (1-66) took care of the other opener. Unfortunately from there it was fairly textbook from the Lilac Hill lads, getting to the total three down, and then teeing off in the hope to roll us for a second time, declaring at 5-280.

Nerves were sent flying through the camp as Cam Mac lost his wicket in the first over, followed by Callum Douglas surviving an enormous appeal after being wrapped on the pads to a delivery that could only be described as “crashing half way up middle”. Our luck seemed to finally turn, albeit far too late, as Dougo and Riley held strong and batted for three quarters of an hour before calling it a day at 1-45.

A lot of work to do for the WDCC Jimmy Choo’s after quite a strong start to the season.

A quick thank you and good luck to popular clubman Chad Hitchcock who departs the club heading over to Melbourne. His absence leaves a large hole on and off the field, and will be truly missed around the place. Good luck mate, all the best!

3rd Grade

Midland-Guildford 7/236 def. Wanneroo 235.

Fines imminent for nominated writer.

4th Grade

Wanneroo 242 def. Midland-Guildford 144 & 2/87

On what was a perfect day for cricket, with a “road of a pitch” Midland-Guildford won the toss and “The Elite 4s” were sent out to bowl. Hayden Stumpers took the first wicket, we had them 1/22, but….from there the opposition 2+3 bats started to settle & it was looking to be a long day at the office. Then “Just in Time” Jessani struck and from there on the wickets continually fell with some solid bowling & fielding all round.

“Bad boy” Bandara, “Just in time” Jessani & Hayden “The knuckle ball King” Stumpers all finishing with 3 wickets a piece. Midland-Guildford bowled out after 26 overs for 144.

Just after lunch with an hour and twenty minutes left of play it was our turn to bat. Michael Kelsey was the first to fall with Lachy “likes his ducks in a row” Dargie quickly following and it wasn’t looking pretty. In came Nick “El Santo” Santich smashing 4s to all parts of the ground. We finished the day at 3 wickets down with Sharad “the goat” Jessani unbeaten on 18.

Week 2 – After the mild collapse the first week the boys pulled it together; big man Hayden Stumpers with a promotion up the order, put on the masterclass bringing up his 50 with a huge 6. Cody “Billy Goat” Billington not to be outdone & on debut hit a swift 43.

The Roo’s winning comfortably with an end score of 242.

Under 17 T20 Women

Wanneroo 7/102 def. by Midland-Guildford 8/104

Our female Roo’s experienced defeat in Round 9 at home v Midland Guildford (MG). Having won the toss we chose to step outside our usual script and asked our visitors to bowl first. Our top order struggled to produce apart from the resilience of Shayna Jesani 18 and Danni Eckley 17, both applying a sound and sensible technique to an impressive bowling display from MG. We ground out a competitive 102 for 7 which felt at the time a little light.

However bowling and fielding second would now provide an opportunity to attempt to defend a total. Our opening pair leaked a few runs early on but Emma Schonfeldt was well rewarded with a wicket.  Our first change pair of Emilie Nicholls and Ella Stewart tightened the screw with line and length producing 6 wickets, 3 apiece having both completed 4 over spells. Just after the mid-point our Roos’s appeared to have the momentum and an inner confidence going into the final 8 overs. What followed was an amendment to the script, a shift in momentum to MG but largely due to our Roo’s not handling the pressures of defending a total. MG finally putting us out of our misery chasing down our total in the final over; District Cricket provided some vital learning for all associated with Wanneroo girls. We entertain Subi Floreat at home in what will now probably be our final T20 game on Kingsway 1.

T20 Round 1 v Gosnells

Roos had a bat first on a slow Kingsway wicket and quickly found themselves in a bit of strife at 3/16. Joshua Mason (29) and Rob Richards (27) then built a bit of partnership before both falling in quick time. Wanneroo ended up finishing at 8/105 thanks to some late hitting from Riley (15) and Dougo (11). Wanneroo put the screws on early with the ball and continued to take wickets as A Smith 1/17 off 4, K Millar 4/15 off 4, K Smith 2/8 off 3 lead the Roos to a remarkable win by restricting Gosnells to just 8/77.

Colts Round 1 v Gosnells

Colts won the toss on a standard Kingsway wicket and had a bat. Kelso and Dougo looked in good touch before both falling within an overs time along with Varsani to leave the young Roos at 3/16. Riley and Deon then began a rebuild before Riley fell for 20. Santo and Deon had a strong partnership before Deon was dismissed for 38 and Santich for 27. Wanneroo ended up at 8/114. The Roos got off to a tidy start with the ball in the first 6 and continued to pick up wickets throughout the middle overs as Poults picked 1/20 off 4, Shazza 3/11 off 4 and Santo 1/18 off 4. Wanneroo ended up comfortably winning with Gosnells finishing up on 8/83.

Seventeens Men

Midland-Guildford 6/231 (JR Maraldo 4/52) def. by Wanneroo 10/235 (JR Maraldo 70, S Williams 37, S Jessani 35, NR Santich 34)

Fifteens Men

Wanneroo 9/125 (R Wills 36*) def. by Midland-Guildford 8/138 (R Wills 4/31, MJ Lonnie 2/34)

For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

Youth Scorchers Series players selected

Congratulations to:

Hayden Cavanagh

Jake O’Shea

Hayden and Jake have been selected to participate in the “Youth Scorchers Series” in December as part of the WACA U13’s Development Program.

They will participate in T20 games trialing the new Junior Format.

Go well and good luck.

Weekly Wrap – 24/11/19

Wins in all completed games this week, with the Women’s back to their winning ways against Rockingham-Mandurah and both the 13s and 14s giving Midland-Guildford a lesson. Much work left to do however in all other games at the half-way point. Also, one ML Ardagh had a day out.

1st Grade (Match in Progress)  

Midland-Guildford 8/413 v Wanneroo

2nd Grade (Match in Progress)  

Wanneroo 175 (C MacDonald 49, R Holly 42, C Hitchcock 41) v Midland-Guildford 0/59

3rd Grade (Match in Progress)

Midland-Guildford 1/34 v Wanneroo 235 (Ardagh 154, Everyone Else 63)

4th Grade (Match in Progress)

Wanneroo 3/52 v Midland-Guildford 10/144

Under 17 T20 Women

Wanneroo 2/58 def. Rockingham-Mandurah 53 (E Stewart 3/12)

Our female Roo’s were back to winning ways in Round 8 at home v Rocky Mandurah. Bowling first our opening pair of Danni Eckley and Josie Becket generated their usual pressure with the Mariners losing an early wicket to Danni Eckley. The first change pair of Ella Stewart and Renae Bugg continued to apply more pressure with Renae snagging a wicket for very few runs of 3 overs and Ella likewise taking a further 3 wickets from a 4 over spell; also conceding only 12 runs. Captain today was Eva who turned to more spin with Kristin Jones bowling with flight and purpose nicking a wicket and with more fine short spells from Emilie Nicholls and Emma Harvey finishing off their innings with the Mariners posting a modest 53 all out.  Our fielding continues to improve as does the spirit displayed by the whole squad. Our opponents supporters commented last week at South Perth at how impressed they were with how the whole squad (playing and non-playing) support each other.

Good to see our opening pair of Tene Crafford and Shayna Jesani back in the saddle. However Tene fell early but Shayna (not out) and Eva steadied the ship to guide us to within a few runs of victory when Eva was bowled for 17. Rachel Prout hit the winning boundary in just the 12th over securing winning ways to our female Roo’s.  Amanda, along with the Coaching and Parent group finished up with a fine morning tea which the Rocky Mandurah Team really appreciated. We entertain Midland Guildford at home next week again on Kingsway 2.

Seventeens Men (Match in Progress)

Midland-Guildford 6/231 (JR Maraldo 4/52) v Wanneroo

Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)

Wanneroo 9/125 (R Wills 36*) v Midland-Guildford

Fourteens Men

WDCC 8/195 (Holly 48, Gillespie 30, Marinovich 30*) def. M.G. 8/178 (Jessani 2/13, Marinovich 2/19, RA Walker 2/27)

Sunday morning we played hosts to Midland Guildford for Round 4 and with both teams arriving bright and early, the obligatory pitch inspections commenced.  With 2 huddles in the middle, both teams appeared to be in deep conversation around tactics and pitch conditions, with a lot of poking and prodding at the surface. Thankfully no car keys where produced and used to test the cracks.

With the toss being won by Midland and electing to bat, it was clear from the start that they wanted to post a very defendable score. Success came early with a couple of early wickets putting Midland on the back foot at 2 for 29. That said,  the wickets dried up as MG batters put on a solid 110 runs before our opening batters combined in the field to break the partnership. Bolwed Gillespie, stumped Holly. The next 5 wickets fell in quick succession for only 39 runs, with Jordan Marinovich setting up a hat trick ball which unfortunately didn’t eventuate. Wickets where evenly spread with each of the following getting a 2 for; R Walker, J Marinovich and T Jessani.

Set a score of 178, Blake and Riley commenced the chase and put on a 68 run partnership before the loss of the first wicket. The runs started too slow as the innings progressed with wickets falling in regular succession. The boys looked done at 7 for 130 with only the bowlers to bat,  and bat they did. Gordo and Johno teamed up to take the score 146, before Johno lost his wicket. Needing 32 off 47 the opening bowlers teamed up once again. Dispatching the wayward balls and making the most of their chances running between the wickets, the pressure started to build on the fielding team. With an over and change left the winning runs where hit to seal the victory. The final score doesn’t capture how close the game was with 4 an over required for the last 10 over.

Congrats to all the boys on the win.

Thirteens Men

Wanneroo 6/139 (KT Richards 58*, JA Lucas 26) def. Midland-Guildford 65 (JC O’Shea 4/20)

The 13’s this week took on Midland Guildford at Kingsway Reserve and after losing the toss we were in the field. Jake O’Shea and Alex Van Der Velde got us off to a great start and they were well supported in the field. Midland Guildford were bowled out within 27 overs for 65. Jake O’Shea finished with 4 for 20 from 7.3 overs of excellent bowling. Alex Van Der Velde had 4 overs, 4 maiden 1 for none and also produced 2 run out balls! All bowlers did their job with a key feature being only 1 wide and 2 no-balls bowled. Kai Richards was involved in 2 run outs and Oscar Thompson took a great running catch and was also involved in a run out.

As it is chasing small targets is never easy and we got off to a poor start and at one stage we were 5 for 30 in our reply before Kai Richards and Joel Lucas paired up to form a match winning 52 partnership. Kai opened the batting and with Joel saw us through to the target and onwards. Joel was out for a very well made 26 and Kai went on to produce his first 50 for The Roo’s and be 58 not out at the finish. Some late power batting from Nathan De Villiers saw the good guys reach 6 for 139 in our reply.

This win showed great character and will hold the boys in good stead going further into the season. As a team we then supported the 14’s as they produced a come from behind win and it was great to watch both teams sing the club song on the ground together after 2 great wins. Well done Roo boys.


For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

Coaching Masterclass

The Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club will be hosting two Coaching Masterclasses with the first being next Monday.

Weekend Wrap – South Perth

First grade was the shining light for the club this week, in what was otherwise a valiant attempt by other grades without quite getting the biscuits. The Tr33s very nearly pulled off a huge chase, while Richardson Park (sponsored by Coca Cola) turned out not to be a happy hunting ground.

1st Grade

Wanneroo 8/336 def. South Perth 10/253

Week one of the match the boys arrived at the ground nice and early, surprised by the President’s decision to leave the outfield un-mowed, but generally excited for the days play ahead.

Rodney (Birt) continued his great recent record at the toss, winning and choosing to bat. The married couple (Millar and Richards) again blunted the opposition attack by posting another 20+ opening stand (4 out of 5 for the year). Unfortunately Richards then departed, but it did not stop the Roos momentum, with Kelvin giving South Perth an extended tour of Kingsway in his innings of 44. From here Birt came to the crease and tore the game apart, scoring 103 off 86 balls, a pleasure to watch. Meanwhile at the other end Millar (89 off 252) was putting together a clinic in disciplined batting, anchoring the innings. The Birt and Millar partnership was an impressive 140 runs. The team finished up with a total of 336 off the full allotted overs, in part due to a considered 40 off 40 from (no hamstrings) Del Borrello.

By some kind of miracle the second week greeted us with an even hotter day in the field, but fortunately we had an extensive list of fast bowlers to call on. The bowling innings started well with the Roos having the upper hand at 6-104. A solid 100 run partnership from here though brought the game closer to a balance. After tea an inspired bowling partnership from Carrots Eaton and Gandeep Singh Singh put the match to bed and ended the day in the dirt, with South Perth finishing all out for 253. Eaton (3-47), A. Smith (3-60), Richards (1-18 off 15 overs) and Singh (3-59) were the best of the bowlers.

2nd Grade

Wanneroo 147 def. by South Perth 206

The twos started well when the 3rd grade captain who has played 1’s but not 3’s yet, stepped in as 2nd grade captain and won the toss, choosing to bat on a road with the temperature forecast to reach 600 degrees.

After that went downhill with both openers dismissed cheaply. Following the early stumble, Fairchild (39) and Dixon (28) made it look far too easy for a while and managed to put on about 50 for the 3rd wicket. However, that was genuinely it (apart from a B grade Ben Cousins impersonator having a fully clothed shower in the changerooms before sitting outside for 2 hours and showing everyone that there’s more than one use for a coke can) and the team stumbled to 147 shortly before a tea which can be purchased in total for just over $60 at Coles and could have anyone thinking they’re surely at Melvista or McGillvray (3/10 at best).

The bowling/fielding display was far better and featured only one Poulter misplaced long barrier. Leigh Millar (3-54) had spirits high as South Perth found themselves 3-32, the big Camel with all 3. The hosts were able to consolidate to 4-105 at the end of the first day’s play, leaving the roos with plenty to do.

The second week’s efforts were again very solid, some great bowling from Chris Quelch (2-43) had everyone feeling hopeful at 6-118, but ultimately some bloke batted pretty well and they got past the total with relative ease. Walter (2-29) did what he does best and smashed the stumps of some tail-enders and South Perth were all out for 204.

The boys were sent back in for another hit which initially looked like it would end at tea, another occasion dominated by supermarket products going directly from a packet to a plate or bowl, but their captain wanted an outright and 2 wickets straight after the lollies and biscuit break had them feeling optimistic. Luckily for the Roos, Deon “Rahul the wall Kohli is greatest batsman go India 😍😍😍” Billington and Chad “spatchy13” Hitchcock were impenetrable and blunted it for 25 overs for the roos to end on 3/46.

Work to be done with the bat but some great bowling and fielding is a very positive sign going forward.

Also poults had a date on Friday night and it went well.

Go Roos!

3rd Grade

Wanneroo 8/287 def. by South Perth 8/295

On a day where the 17s had already spent 50 overs in the field Ards managed to successfully toss the coin in favour of the opposing captain. This resulted in the Roos Boys facing 80 overs in the field on a hot summer day.  Early wickets would be crucial on the “Vinnie Clarke Highway”.

Two early break throughs from Jared “Apple” Maunder and Yassen “Yas” Afridi were happily accepted. The visitors then began to create a solid partnership putting on 138 runs until Darcy Forssman came to the party with 4-85. After a long 80 overs South Perth left a big chase of 296 runs to win.

Hally and Ards strode to the crease (slowly) but with purpose. With the big chase imminent Hally was the first to go, followed by Ards who left one on his stumps because “it was too hot”. In came Aryan “Kohli” Varsani and Jack “the new Uber” McDonald putting on a solid 108 run partnership with Aryan ending up on 90 and Jack 48. With a fighting effort from Darcy (54) and Tim “Whippy ” Harris (38) we pulled the big total within reach. Unfortunately we ran out of time and the boys were unable to get the win losing by 8 runs.

4th Grade

Wanneroo 10/242 def. by South Perth 5/256

On what can be described as the hottest weekend of the season so far, our mighty leader Liam Carroll put South Perth into the field. A reasonable start from Williams & Bonner saw Wanneroo 34-1 with Williams departing for 12. In came Michael “Floppy” Kelsey who helped steady the ship. Soon after Bonner departed for a hard fought 47, leaving the visitors 76-2. Our mighty leader departed for two bringing in J Rae who firmly stepped up to plate and amassed a superb partnership with Kelso. J Rae would go on to make a fantastic 51 and Kelso also made a gritty 49. Some quick wickets from South Perth and some extremely useful runs from Henderson, Haddrill and blistering running between the wickets from Danaher saw Wanneroo All out for 224. South Perth came out firing on all cylinders to make early inroads to the boundary by the close of play.

The second day they started in much the same way as they meant to go on hitting boundaries most overs; a break through from Boyce saw South Perth 1-54. Williams followed soon after picking up another wicket but South Perth seem to build partnerships making it difficult for Wanneroo to take control of the game. In desperation Ghengis decided to give Pavel Florin a bowl, who nearly golden-armed a LBW on his third ball, however Jay from Inbetweeners could not convince the umpire it was hitting all three pegs. South Perth finished 256-5d at the end of day two.

Under 17 T20 Women

South Perth 7/110 def. Wanneroo 10/58

Our female Roo’s went down for the 2nd week in a row in Round 7 away v South Perth. Circumstances were similar to that of the defeat last week at Melville. Bowling first our attack did well to restrict South Perth to 110-7. Again our strength proved to be our efficient bowling attack, happily bowling in units supporting each other and applying necessary pressure to generate wickets. Wickets were again shared 1 a piece with our opening attack of Emma Schonfeldt and Danni Eckley. Additional wickets 2 a piece were taken by Josie Beckett and Ella Stewart, both completing 4 overs each and both enjoying some notable scalps.

However in what appeared to be a gettable total became increasingly difficult with us neglecting to keep the ball on the floor, thus resulting in wickets falling at regular intervals and eventually our female Roo’s being bowled out for a modest 58. Learning is taking place each week, for small periods we kept the the score ticking over with sensible 1’s and 2’s, good assertive running and more importantly not hitting the ball in the air.  We entertain Rocky Mandurah at home next week on Kingsway 2.

Seventeens Men 

Wanneroo 8/243 def. South Perth 6/149

The 17’s travelled all the way to their home ground at Kingsway to face South Perth on what was a stinking hot day. Skipper Jack “ordinary mullet” McDonald was forced to watch the South Perth skipper call correctly and send his team out into the howling easterly beeeze. Hayden “Sticks” Stumpers was nearly blown away in the breeze but still managed to remove the opener early with the unpickable slower ball he has developed. A small partnership formed as the 17’s fast bowlers failed to land their front foot behind the front line before Sharad “S.Money” Jessani bamboozled the last surviving opening batsman to leave South Perth reeling at 2/35. A flurry of wickets from Connor “run machine” Spangenberg and Nicholas “Tiprat” Santich had South Perth in even more trouble at 5/70. Some late order hitting pushed South Perth to a tricky total of 149. The pick of the bowlers was Santich picking up 2/8 off his 5 overs.

In what was a day of carnage for the South Perth Bowlers, the Wanneroo batsman feasted on a flat Kingsway 2 wicket. Lachlan “lead legs” Dargie fell first after a good opening partnership of 55 with Sam “When I was in England” Williams, who also made a handy score of 22. This only made things worse for South Perth, as out strolled the competitions benchmark batsman, Connor Spangenberg. The run hungry batsman took apart yet another bowling attack as he belted his way to a 77 ball 87. Only a run out could stop this man from making his 2nd century for the season. Unfortunately, Jaymin “hates a 50” Patel had decided that the South Perth bowlers have suffered enough and proceeded to fire up the matador 4-burner, running out Connor with the score on 195. After a few quick wickets and Jaymin falling for 49, Jayden “20 inch forearms” Rae belted a cheeky little 16 off only 8 balls to push the 17’s to a final score of 8/243 off their 50 overs. A second win for the season for the building u17’s.

Fifteens Men 

South Perth 9/168 def. Wanneroo 10/124

We lost the toss on a scorcher and had a bowl. Picking up regular wickets the boys toiled away well with Cody Billington, Jack Corbellini and Joe McCarthy keeping the pressure on. The spin was then called on with Riley Wills and Matt Carroll bowling well in tandem and slowing their run rate. South Perth ended up with 168 from their 50 overs after some late runs. The pick of the bowlers was Matt Carroll with 2 for 31 with a a spread of wickets amongst the others with a couple of Run Outs to Kane Pearce. It was the best bowling/fielding performance of the season.

Returning on Day 2 to chase down a modest target on another hot morning we lost early wickets until a good partnership with Blake Holly and Kane Pearce before Kane was dismissed. Following this there were regular wickets to fall with the boys being dismissed for 124. Blake was best with the bat with 44 and Kane finished with 23. Another opportunity next game in a 50 over fixture where we host Midland Guildford.

For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

Life Members Dinner

This week the Life Members Dinner was held at Mia Cucina Restaurant in Hillarys.
The dinner was a wonderful success with many old faces attending, it was great to say thank you on behalf of our club, to all these people who have done so much over 43 years and do not want anything in return!
These are the people that we are honoring their legacy every day at the Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club.
Always WDCC! Go Roos!

Weekend Wrap – 9th/10th November

Mixed fortunes for the Roos, strong first weeks against South Perth from 1s and 4s, however the 2s and 3s have a lot of work ahead of them and the Women’s streak came to an end. In the Juniors the 13s and 14s chalked up wins against the old enemy while the 17s and 15s are both in competitive positions.

1st Grade (Match in Progress)

Wanneroo 8/336 (TR Birt 103. K Millar 89, KR Smith 44, A Del Borrello 40*) v South Perth

2nd Grade (Match in Progress)

South Perth 4/101 (LA Millar 3/42) v Wanneroo 147 (R Fairchild 39, G Dixon 28)

3rd Grade (Match in Progress)

Wanneroo v South Perth 8/295 (D Forssman 4/85 J Maunder 2/45)

4th Grade (Match in Progress)

South Perth 0/23 v Wanneroo 10/224 (J Rae 51. MA Kelsey 49, J Bonner 47)

Under 17 T20 Women

Melville 5/119(cc) def. Wanneroo 9/56(cc)

Our female Roo’s winning streak came to a halt in Round 6 away to ladder leaders Melville. Bowling first our attack did well to restrict Melville to 119-5. We have restricted Melville to their lowest totals this season reinforcing our improvement each week with our efficient bowling attack. Wickets were shared 1 a piece with Emma Schonfeldt, Josie Beckett, Renae Bugg, Ella Stewart and Emilie Nicholls.

Our batting starts have been our strength this season however today was a difficult one from which we never recovered. Coming back from 3 run outs was always going to be difficult against the strength of Melville’s bowling and in particular their fielding. A gritty 56-9 resulted in a loss for our female Roo’s who have another tough assignment next week away to South Perth.

Seventeens Men (Match in Progress)

Wanneroo v South Perth 6/149 (NR Santich 2/8)

Fifteens Men (Match in Progress)

South Perth 9/168 (M Carroll 2/31) v Wanneroo


Wanneroo Districts 4/223 def. Centurions 92

The Under 14s hosted Centurions at Kingsway on a much cooler and slightly overcast Sunday Afternoon.

Day started to plan with Captain Carroll winning his third toss in a row and electing to bat. Openers Blake and Riley started strongly maintaining a steady pace and achieving their second consecutive 50 run opening stand before Blake was dismissed chasing a wide one.  Enter Tyler Brown….Big TB and Fish Gillespie proceeded to break Centurions hearts as they chalked up regular boundaries and quick singles that the visitors weren’t awake to. Tyler rode his luck as he proceeded to sky a few balls that entered the stratosphere and came down safely as the visitors dropped several catches.

As the half way point of the innings approached, Riley and Tyler had managed to craft together nice 50 Run partnership and were looking to really start to push the game along. Following the second drinks break, the run rate jumped up over 4 an over as Tyler quickly reached his 50 and Riley followed a few overs later. Eventually the partnership came to an end as the score reached 197 and Tyler was run out for an entertaining 93 from 90 balls following a minor misfield that resulted in a little hesitation from both batsmen. Shaken by the loss of his mate and almost 43 overs in the middle, Riley followed just two balls later caught behind chasing a wide one off the spinner and was dismissed for 65.  Both boys were terrific in a second run partnership that amassed 145 runs in 100 minutes.

Last few overs saw contributions from Jono Roberts, Matt Skouros and a quick cameo from Owen Brown as the boys set 223 off 50 overs for the opposition to chase.

Our bowling performance couldn’t have started much better as Rhys Walker picked up 2 for 1 in the first four balls of the innings to have them on the back foot. Jordon Marinovich quickly chipped in from the other end and after two overs, the second class neighbours were in trouble at 3 for 5.  Even the local Kangaroo heard the news and bounded over for a look!

Our Roo boys were on top restricting the opposition to a run rate of 2 per over after the first 12 overs before Captain Matt Carroll came on and cleaned up picking up 3 quick wickets to have them reeling at 6/35. A minor partnership formed but the boys persisted and then the end was nigh as the 7th wicket fell and the rest was history as we bowled them out for 92 in 35.1 overs.

Matt was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 20 from 10 overs and well support by Tarun Jessani at the other end with his 1 for 25 from 10 and Rhys Walker with 2 for 19 from 8. The final two wickets were what set the two teams apart with some excellent fielding from Matt Skouros and Riley both resulting in run outs to the finish the innings.  An all-round fantastic day for the boys to remain undefeated after three rounds.

Under Thirteens

Wanneroo 7/163 def. Centurions 10/105

On Sunday we played the Centurions and after our Captain Jake O’Shea won the toss we were having a bat. With Xander Glamuzina and Kai Richards opening the batting we got off to a steady start. After losing both openers Hayden Cavanagh (52) and Ben Jones (46) put on what would be a match winning partnership of 79 for the 3rd wicket. The rest of the batsmen played selflessly to push our total to a respectable 7 for 163.

Our bowling unit worked well with Jake O’Shea getting good shape and pace early to have the Centurions batsmen on the hop. Alex Van de Velde took 2 early wickets from the other end and with all the other bowlers doing their job and being backed up by excellent ground fielding and catching Centurions were bowled out for 105. Best of the bowlers were Alex Van de Velde with 3 for 19, Josh Redman 3 for 7 and Hayden Cavanagh 2 for 8.


For full results visit our new and quite excellent latest results page at https://www.wanneroodcc.com.au/results/

Past Players and Sponsors Day – Message from the President

Dear Members, Supporters & Friends,

We had a wonderful turnout for our Past Players/Administrators & Sponsors Day

On a balmy 40 degree day @ the Club, we had our Major Sponsor, Pat Murphy from MGC Civil, Carl Petty from HBE Security, with the company of the great Gary Richards! Trevor Pugh & his lovely wife Louise from JAK, Andrew Lucas from ADL Electrics & last but not least Joel Carnie from JC Plastering, sadly we were missing our other great sponsor who does so much in Liquor Barons Greenwood, Chris & Karen Dzodzos. Thank you from all supporters of our great club for your contribution!

The former players & administrators included a plethora of legends at our great club since its inception 43 years ago, these included:

Patron Mr Paul Lucas & his wonderful Life Member wife Annette

Former Great Presidents & Life Members, Mr Dave Thorp, Mr Mike Minear & Mr Norm Fawcett

Our very first Delegate & Life Member, Mr Alan Gronow

Life Member & Most Capped Scorer in Australian 1st Class Cricket, Mrs Sandy Wheeler

Life Member, Mr Terry Curtis

Life Member & 2000/01 One Day Premiership Player, Mr Andrew Slattery

Life Member, Former A Grade Captain & 2000/01 One Day Premiership Player, Mr Andrew Lucas

Life Member, Former A Grade Captain, 20-20 Premiership & Current Club Coach, Triple Premiership Player, Mr Joel Charles

Life Member & Current Chairman of Selectors, Mr Bob Height

Life Member, Mr Keith Atkinson & his lovely wife Jeanne

Former Committee Member, Craig Nylander

Former Treasurer, Carmel Del Borrello & her legendary husband Tony

Former 2nd Grade Captains & A Grade Players, Dylan Minear & Brad Kelly

Former SA, WA & Wanneroo DCC Opening Batsman, David Fitzgerald

Former WA & Wanneroo DCC 2011/12 Premiership Player, Marty Paskal

Life Member & Barman Extraordinaire, Jock Irvine (When he finished pulling beers!)

Former Player & Premiership Coach, the great Wayne Pearson

Former A Grade Opening Bowler, Simon Hubbard

Former A Grade Bowler & 2000/01 One Day Premiership Player, Daniel Stumpers & his lovely wife Tenille

Former A Grade Player & State U17 & U19 Player, Robbie Head

Former A Grade Player from the 1990’s, Matthew Gooch

I apologise if I have forgotten anyone and I am sure all in sundry had a wonderful day, as I was told on numerous occasions! Thank you all so much for making the big effort to get to the club on such a hot day!

Thank you Dylan & Skye Minear for your Air Con System for the day, Wendy Birt, Claire Eaton & Her dear Mum for the Tea’s & Club Captain & best bat in the comp, Travis Birt with Kyle Millar & Kelvin Smith, for their excellent performance on the field to get our great side to 8/336 against South Perth in the 1st week also.

Go the Roos! & thanks for all the support!

David Minear